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  • Sarah Palin: ‘Waterboarding is how we’d baptize terrorists’ in her administration

    04/26/2014 7:47:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 563 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 26, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    INDIANAPOLIS — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fired up a crowd of thousands inside Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night to kick off the National Rifle Association’s “Stand and Fight Rally,” saying Americans’ constitutional rights as envisioned by the founding fathers are under attack and policies like gun-free zones constitute “stupid on steroids.” “They knew that if the Second Amendment goes, the rest of the constitution is not far behind,” she said of the country’s founders. In her approximately 12-minute address, Mrs. Palin also derided what she argued is akin to a ‘blame the messenger’ attitude on gun violence many Americans...
  • Video: Perry’s cringe-worthiest debate moment

    09/23/2011 6:25:35 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 247 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/23/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    I mentioned Rick Perry’s DREAM Act debate blunder in my round-up post. It gets second place. The cringe-worthiest moment, by a hair, was when Perry botched what should have been his most potent attack on Mitt Romney’s chronic flip-flopping. As I noted on Twitter when it happened, any random high schooler at the CPAC conference in Washington could have done better than this. If this is how Perry’s going to take Obama on in debates, we’re in trouble. Someone inject him with some Red Bull and a dash of Herman Cain’s personality.**snip** Perry said he’s in favor of making English...
  • Jindal to Cheney: Lay off Obama

    04/16/2009 10:08:29 AM PDT · by zaphod3000 · 225 replies · 5,040+ views
    POLITICO ^ | Apr 16, 2009 | Andy Barr
    Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.) suggested Thursday that former Vice President Dick Cheney should tone down his criticism of President Barack Obama. Cheney has repeatedly criticized the president’s national security policy, saying recently on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Obama’s decisions “raise the risk to the American people of another attack.” Asked to respond to Cheney’s remark during an interview ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Jindal said: “I don't think we should question President Obama's patriotism or his intentions.” “I think Democrat or Republican, we should all agree that our current president, our former president would obviously want to do everything...
  • A Tale of 2 Pictures and Hypocrisy

    02/03/2009 8:59:53 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 26 replies · 1,215+ views
    Various | 2/03/2009 | my favorite headache
    One picture is a man during a real crisis caught in the middle of a planned event for months at an elementary school. A man who was ridiculed in dozens of films and thousands of articles and millions of internet posts. The next picture is of a man who makes an un-scheduled appearance at a charter school and is applauded for taking time out to visit with local kids during a self-described "crisis" of the economy, jobs, and tax evading liberals not passing the test. Because he was "tired of being in the White House", I give you Day 15....
  • Rudy raises issue of Biden - doubts own trust in Barack Obama

    10/20/2008 8:54:35 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 15 replies · 793+ views
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani today raised doubts about Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden's own trust in Barack Obama; "He seems to be predicting some very serious incident that’s going to take place and he seems to think that the reaction isn’t going to be the right one," Giuliani said in a conference call with reporters. "This is an extraordinary statement." Obama's runningmate doesn't think he's ready to be president. The campaign used the opportunity with reporters and Biden's comments to further its contention that Obama was not ready to lead and referenced Biden's own comparison of...
  • McCain takes 5-point lead over Obama-Reuters poll

    08/20/2008 4:48:47 AM PDT · by safetysign · 245 replies · 699+ views
    Reuters ^ | 08/20/2008 | John Whitesides
    In a sharp turnaround, Republican John McCain has opened a 5-point lead on Democrat Barack Obama in the U.S. presidential race and is seen as a stronger manager of the economy, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday. McCain leads Obama among likely U.S. voters by 46 percent to 41 percent, wiping out Obama's solid 7-point advantage in July and taking his first lead in the monthly Reuters/Zogby poll.
  • Report: Military not ready for US attack

    01/31/2008 8:24:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 122 replies · 106+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/31/08 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. military isn't ready for a catastrophic attack on the country, and National Guard forces don't have the equipment or training they need for the job, according to a report. Even fewer Army National Guard units are combat-ready today than were nearly a year ago when the Commission on the National Guard and Reserves determined that 88 percent of the units were not prepared for the fight, the panel says in a new report released Thursday. The independent commission is charged by Congress to recommend changes in law and policy concerning the Guard and Reserves. The commission's...
  • Study: Iraqi security forces not ready (according to a new independent assessment.)

    09/05/2007 7:41:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 458+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/5/07 | Anne Flaherty - ap
    WASHINGTON - Iraq's security forces will be unable to take control of the country in the next 18 months, and Baghdad's national police force is so rife with corruption it should be scrapped entirely, according to a new independent assessment. The study, led by retired Marine Corps Gen. James Jones, is a sweeping and detailed look at Iraq's security forces that will factor heavily into Congress' upcoming debate on the war. Republicans see success by the Iraqi forces as critical to bringing U.S. troops home, while an increasing number of Democrats say the U.S. should stop training and equipping such...
  • He's Ready If You Are (Rudy Giuliani)

    02/08/2007 11:30:41 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 315 replies · 3,093+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Feb 8, 2007 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.,
    Rudy Giuliani will prevent a conservative crack-up. Today, after very little effort, Giuliani is the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. Dick Morris is predicting a Giuliani vs. Clinton race in 2008. Yet some conservatives are dubious of the man who cleaned up New York, returned it to a vigor unimaginable from the 1960s through the 1980s, and then led New York and the country heroically through 9/11. Well, one knows a politician by the company he keeps, and Giuliani has around him the financial people who created the libertarian-conservative Manhattan Institute. He relied heavily on the Institute's policies while governing...
  • Dixie Chicks don't stick at country radio

    05/20/2006 11:44:36 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 308 replies · 8,458+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 19, 2006 | Phyllis Stark
    Disappointing airplay for the first two singles from the new album by the Dixie Chicks exposes a deep -- and seemingly growing -- rift between the trio and the country radio market that helped turn the group into superstars. "Taking the Long Way," due out May 23, is the band's first album since singer Natalie Maines sparked a major controversy in 2003 by declaring that she was ashamed to hail from the same state as fellow Texan President George W. Bush. Radio boycotts ensued, and many fans abandoned the band. The first single, "Not Ready to Make Nice," peaked at...
  • (Vanity) I'm gonna be a grampa.

    04/23/2006 8:34:31 PM PDT · by Number57 · 30 replies · 432+ views
    April 23 | Number57
    Last year I found out my daughter had/was suffering endometriosis. She had surgery, among other things, and was very ill. How did I find out? I ran into the very same daughter at the store, and she told me. I was blown away. I never knew... Here I was, her father, and she's telling me it's okay, she almost died but didn't. It seems like I remember a certain person who gave birth to her, right? A certain person I loved & then paid child support to and helped with other sh!t with for many many years and dollars? That...
  • CA: Treasurer: State not ready for new projects (already has $17 billion in unused bonds)

    12/21/2005 9:46:44 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 160+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12/20/05 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO — The governor and lawmakers plan to make 2006 the year of infrastructure bonds, but the state treasurer warned Tuesday that California already has $17 billion in unused bonds for projects that have been delayed by staffing shortages, bureaucratic red tape and other woes. Phil Angelides said it is "critical for the state to accelerate the delivery of the bond-funded state projects and programs that have already been approved by the Legislature and the voters but not built or completed." Aides to Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is seeking re-election, downplayed the problem, which Angelides, a Democrat running for...